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# Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and soc

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Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and social history.

A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is

B. Paris is probably the most visited city in the world as well as being

C. Paris, probably the most visited city of any other cities in the world, is

D. Paris, probably a most visited city in the world, is

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris is

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17 Jun 2018, 23:24
IMO E.

I think both A and E are grammatically correct.

Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and social history.

A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is - "is" duplications is not necessary. It can be avoided as it is done in option E.

B. Paris is probably the most visited city in the world as well as being - I eliminated this because being is unnecessary.

C. Paris, probably the most visited city of any other cities in the world, is - We shouldn't add any other cities for superlative.

D. Paris, probably a most visited city in the world, is - We use "the" with superlative

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris is - Concise
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18 Jun 2018, 00:12
I am confused between A and E .. in A, is seems necessary in the second part of the sentence otherwise it would mean that Paris is probably a symbol of art and social history .

I chose A.

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18 Jun 2018, 00:29
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I am confused between A and E .. in A, is seems necessary in the second part of the sentence otherwise it would mean that Paris is probably a symbol of art and social history .

I chose A.

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Hi,
I didn't completely understand what you meant.
IMO, this sentence can be broken down as,
"Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and social history." => "Paris is probably the most visited city" + "Paris is a symbol of art and social history."
As "and parallelism" is used in this sentence.

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18 Jun 2018, 01:33
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Only E is correct
When we use superlative comparison, there has to be something to compare against.
Only E provides that logical comparison and use the correct “the” before the comparison.

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18 Jun 2018, 02:13
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mona2019 wrote:
I am confused between A and E .. in A, is seems necessary in the second part of the sentence otherwise it would mean that Paris is probably a symbol of art and social history .

I chose A.

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Hi,
I didn't completely understand what you meant.
IMO, this sentence can be broken down as,
"Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and social history." => "Paris is probably the most visited city" + "Paris is a symbol of art and social history."
As "and parallelism" is used in this sentence.

Thanks.

I was thinking use of 'Is' is not unnecessary. as you mentioned it is redundant after and . I might be wrong , so waiting for OA.

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18 Jun 2018, 03:50
A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is - nothing wrong with this option. Keep.

B. Paris is probably the most visited city in the world ((as well as being)) - unparallel structure and unnecessary use of "being".

C. Paris, probably the ((most visited city of any other cities)) in the world, is - redundant expression. Incorrect.

D. Paris, probably ((a)) most visited city in the world, is - incorrect.

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, ((Paris is)) - has there been a comma after Paris, then it would have been right. Here, "the most visited city tends to v modify the verb part in the latter part of the sentence and not v Paris.

Correct would be - Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris, is

Thus, A is best.

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18 Jun 2018, 04:21
mona2019 wrote:
I am confused between A and E .. in A, is seems necessary in the second part of the sentence otherwise it would mean that Paris is probably a symbol of art and social history .

I chose A.

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The second part of the clause after 'and' doesn't have any subject in it. However 'and' needs 2 clauses to connect. Hence A is wrong
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18 Jun 2018, 11:34
mona2019 wrote:
Lowkya wrote:
mona2019 wrote:
I am confused between A and E .. in A, is seems necessary in the second part of the sentence otherwise it would mean that Paris is probably a symbol of art and social history .

I chose A.

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Hi,
I didn't completely understand what you meant.
IMO, this sentence can be broken down as,
"Paris is probably the most visited city and is a symbol of art and social history." => "Paris is probably the most visited city" + "Paris is a symbol of art and social history."
As "and parallelism" is used in this sentence.

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I was thinking use of 'Is' is not unnecessary. as you mentioned it is redundant after and . I might be wrong , so waiting for OA.

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I think 'is' after and should not be used because of parallelism. Paris is --- and ---. So according to me A is wrong because it doesn't follow parallelism.
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18 Jun 2018, 12:09
E over A.

A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is --> most visited city in/of where? Redundant much

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris is --> Correct, Concise, Clears the error

Hence, E.
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18 Jun 2018, 13:16
IMO E.

Between A and E: A reads Paris is ____ and is ____. A better structure will be Paris is ____ and _____. E fixes this problem and keeps the meaning, hence E.
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18 Jun 2018, 14:06
Agree with E
The most visited city (in France?)
The most visited city, Paris is...
The most visited city in the world, Paris is...
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19 Jun 2018, 10:35
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A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is -> Wrong --> most visited city --> where in Europe? World ?

B. Paris is probably the most visited city in the world as well as being

C. Paris, probably the most visited city of any other cities in the world, is

D. Paris, probably a most visited city in the world, is

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris is : Corrects the error "probably the most visited city" from A by adding in the world
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19 Jun 2018, 10:50
I choose (E) over (A) as visiting a city has nothing to do with a symbol of art and social history, hence, IMHO (E)
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25 Jun 2018, 18:29
Hello SonalSinha803

Let's compare the options A and E. Here as per the context we are not clear whether Paris is the most visited city in France, in Europe or in the World.
Again parallelism rule tells that we don't need to repeat a common element for both parallel elements.
Here the structure is "Paris is .... and is ....", however, the concise usage would have been " Paris is (element-1) and (element-2).

A. Paris is probably the most visited city and is - nothing wrong with this option. Keep. - As per my above thought process, A is not the correct answer as it doesn't have an element to contrast the comparison. I would reject this option.

E. Probably the most visited city in the world, ((Paris is)) - has there been a comma after Paris, then it would have been right. Here, "the most visited city tends to v modify the verb part in the latter part of the sentence and not v Paris.

Correct would be - Probably the most visited city in the world, Paris, is - No, this is wrong. Here the modifier "Probably the most visited city in the world" is a noun modifier and it is correctly modifying "Paris" after it. Again, we don't need another comma after Paris as you have written. It makes the structure wrong.

So, E is my bet.

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20 Aug 2018, 20:47
Abhishek009 wrote:
I choose (E) over (A) as visiting a city has nothing to do with a symbol of art and social history, hence, IMHO (E)

If the sentence read "Paris is the most visited city in the world", would that not be correct grammatically?

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